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2wd OBS lift kit?

Looking for 4" of vertical height for my lwb diesel.

No one seams to carry a lift kit that fits my 4x2

I've got coils in front, springs in rear.

Should be able to find a 4" kit, but umm wheres it at?

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You wont find one, I think Fabtech use to make one but it is no longer listed on their website. The only lifts I have seen for ours trucks is for gas models. The only other option is to have one custom made by a reputable shop, you could always try TopGunCustomz. I know they have built some one-off stuff for dodge trucks! Good Luck!

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you could try changing over to 4wd leaf springs, shackles and use a superduty 2wd mono axle, it should all bolt in with very little fab work,


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Well this stinks

How hard is it to come up with longer coils and drop brackets for the suspension and axle links? Get in gear aftermarket suppliers!!

Is it a big liability thing?

The leveling kits for these trucks, just a coil spring spacer right?


I'm not sure I like the idea of swapping EVERY THING over to leafs, a little more labor intensive than I'm ready for right now.


Guess I'll be all over the drawing board for a little longer

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You wont find one, I think Fabtech use to make one but it is no longer listed on their website. The only lifts I have seen for ours trucks is for gas models.
So whats the big difference between gas and diesel? weight?

The manufacturers say "won't fit" wonder what exactly doesn't fit

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its no more labor intesive then trying to correct the effed up steering/suspention geometry that would be caused by lifting using the current A-ARM set up, the mono axle would be cheap and simple, but the biggest advantage would be its safe


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So whats the big difference between gas and diesel? weight?

The manufacturers say "won't fit" wonder what exactly doesn't fit
It wont "fit" due to the weight of the motor. The 7.3 weighs a good bit more than the gas motors offered.

Other than the weight Im pretty certain everything else is the same.

So I guess what you could do is buy a lift for a gasser and have custom coils made!

I know Eibach makes custom coils to peoples specs.

TopGunCustomz really might be able to help you out with custom coils, but only way to know for sure is call.

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you could try changing over to 4wd leaf springs, shackles and use a superduty 2wd mono axle, it should all bolt in with very little fab work,
I agree and I have thought about doing this myself. I know someone else did it to a F350 IIRC.

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its no more labor intesive then trying to correct the effed up steering/suspention geometry that would be caused by lifting using the current A-ARM set up, the mono axle would be cheap and simple, but the biggest advantage would be its safe
The lifts come with drop brackets that help correct the steering and suspension geometry.

Either way you look at it, the monobeam or a lift with custom coils, its going to be somewhat labor intensive. But they are both safe if installed correctly.

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you dont really want to switch over to the mono beam beacause first off if you dont have dual wheels, this axle cant be used in a singe wheel set up due to width, second, you would be limited to the 10 lug superduty rims which severly limits wheel options..

what you have to is buy a spacer that goes in the spring and then get adjustable alignment bushings

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here is an article in diesel power mag like a year ago, the front axle is the same on this older truck, it shows how to go about doing this, you really cant go over 2 inches of lift tho because the adjustment bushings can only do so much


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you dont really want to switch over to the mono beam beacause first off if you dont have dual wheels, this axle cant be used in a singe wheel set up due to width, second, you would be limited to the 10 lug superduty rims which severly limits wheel options..

what you have to is buy a spacer that goes in the spring and then get adjustable alignment bushings

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here is an article in diesel power mag like a year ago, the front axle is the same on this older truck, it shows how to go about doing this, you really cant go over 2 inches of lift tho because the adjustment bushings can only do so much
I forgot the monobeam's came off dually's (brain fart).

And thanks for the link as well, i think that method will be a little easier and will cost a good bit less. Maybe the OP will go this route as well.

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